For the second summer in a row, the planet is enveloped in clouds of smoke caused by forest fires. The clouds are so big that they can even affect the weather, create lightning and paint the skies in different colors. Smoke contains dangerous particles that threaten our health. Unfortunately, they cannot be contained.
As a widely used material worldwide, cement has a huge impact on the environment and accounts for about eight percent of our CO2 emissions, but scientists hope to solve this problem by making changes to the composition of the material.
It is time for the annual observation of the Perseid meteor stream.
A new model of changes in the main current of the Atlantic is constructed — the Gulf Stream is slowing down. The area of flooding in the world increased by 20% from 2000 to 2015. No matter how much we plant forests, it will not help to cope with CO2 emissions. At the current rate of ice melting, emperor penguins will virtually disappear by 2100.
The new legal term ecocide means intentional harm to the planet. If this definition is adopted by the International Criminal Court, the destruction of the environment will stand on a par with war crimes and will open the way for the prosecution of world leaders and corporate executives who deliberately harm nature in their own interests.
Can life reappear near a dead star that has passed the red giant stage? The results of the new study are encouraging.
According to the International Group of Experts on the average annual temperature, 2020 was the second hottest year in the history of observations. Scientists from the University of Colorado named the most environmentally dirty power plants in the world. Scientists at the University of Cambridge believe that in places of tectonic faults, atmospheric carbon is converted into diamonds. At the conference of the Alzheimer's Association, it was shown that clean air slows down the development of dementia.
A small piece of rock found in a field in Gloucestershire in the UK may contain vital information about the formation of the Solar System and the origin of life itself.
Scientists have been warning us about an imminent environmental catastrophe for a long time. Floods around the world, extreme temperatures and ever-increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will lead us nowhere. We tell you about the most relevant news of this day in the field of ecology and climate.
The way the planet is tilted around its axis of rotation relative to the plane of orbit around the star — what we call the axial tilt — may be the key to the emergence of complex life.